January 6, 2020 / 1:31 AM / 23 days ago

PRESS DIGEST- Financial Times - Jan. 6

Jan 6 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Financial Times. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Headlines

- Compass chairman Paul Walsh to step down on.ft.com/2ujP2hD

- BP sets target to create five unicorns by 2025 on.ft.com/2QMTD3A

- Boris Johnson urges Trump to 'de-escalate' tension with Iran on.ft.com/36suDFq

Overview

- Compass Group Plc Chairman Paul Walsh has decided to step down and the caterer has commenced the search for his replacement.

- BP Plc is aiming to create five $1 billion businesses by 2025 with the set up of a subsidiary, Launchpad, that would focus on building large-scale businesses to run parallel to existing hydrocarbon divisions and specialise in digital and low-carbon technologies and the circular economy.

- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, after returning from a New Year break in the Caribbean, urged U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday to de-escalate tensions with Iran following the killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani by the United States. (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)

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